The Magnus range of hatches are heavy duty hatches. They are CE classified A I , which means they are designed for ocean use and can be mounted in any part of the hull or deck. These hatches are provided with friction hinges, which keep the hatch open in any position without the need for stay arms. The hatch can be opened through 180 degrees and there are virtually no obstructions in the hatch opening. This makes the three larger sizes ideal for escape hatches. The Magnus hatch can be opened from inside or outside the boat. They can also be left locked ; either completely watertight or in a ventilation position.
The frame profile is satin anodized aluminum. It protrudes 1 5/8" above the deck surface. The acrylic is 10mm ( 3/8" ) thick and the color is dark smoke. An interior trim and screen are available separately for each hatch.
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